Legislature(1997 - 1998)

03/10/1998 03:05 PM House HES

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HB 169 - WELFARE TO WORK TAX CREDITS                                           
Number 1024                                                                    
CHAIRMAN BUNDE announced the next item on the calendar was HB 169,             
"An Act relating to welfare to work tax credits under the Alaska               
Net Income Tax Act; and providing for an effective date."                      
Number 1031                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE GREEN moved to adopt proposed committee substitute              
0-GH0082\E as the working document.  There being no objection, that            
version was before the committee.                                              
CHAIRMAN BUNDE directed the committee's attention to Amendment 1               
and asked Mr. Nordlund to speak to the amendment.                              
Number 1060                                                                    
JIM NORDLUND, Director, Division of Public Assistance, Department              
of Health & Social Services, explained this amendment should have              
been incorporated in the amendment adopted at the last meeting.  He            
said the committee substitute before the committee states the                  
director of employment security needs to certify the accuracy of               
the activities of a recipient in terms of number of hours being                
worked and the length of time on public assistance in order for a              
company to be eligible for the tax credit.  He pointed out the                 
commissioner of the Department of Health & Social Services or the              
Commissioner's designee should actually be certifying the accuracy             
of this information rather than the director of employment                     
Number 1116                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE KEMPLEN made a motion to adopt Amendment 1 which                
     Page 2, lines 13 - 14:                                                    
          Delete "director of employment security appointed under              
          AS 23.20.030(a)"                                                     
          Insert "commissioner of the Department of Health and                 
          Social Services or the commissioner's designee"                      
Number 1118                                                                    
CHAIRMAN BUNDE objected for discussion purposes.                               
Number 1121                                                                    
BILL EHLERS, Program Coordinator, WOTC Program, Department of                  
Labor, said the language change should be on page 2, line 19,                  
instead of page 2, lines 13 - 14.                                              
Discussion followed and it was agreed the amendment was drafted                
Number 1191                                                                    
CHAIRMAN BUNDE removed his objection to Amendment 1.  Hearing no               
further objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                    
Number 1251                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE BRICE made a motion to move CSHB 169(HES) as amended            
with individual recommendations and attached fiscal notes from the             
House Health, Education and Social Services Standing Committee.                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                   

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